Top Code: 0948.00
The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive areas such as an apprentice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic’s helper, predelivery technician, installer, service technician, service attendant, or smog technician trainee. Students in the Automotive Technology program gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosis and repair of vehicles while using the National Education Technicians Foundation (NATEF) task list as a guide. Instruction includes automotive engines, transmissions and drive lines (RWD & FWD) for both automatic and manual systems, suspension systems, braking systems (including ABS), air conditioning systems, and engine performance including most state and federally mandated requirements. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students receive credit for one year of work experience when applying for certification by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This Certificate prepares students for the ASE 1-8 Professional Exams. ASE Student Examinations are administered within program courses.
This program has lab fees, uniform and DMV requirements. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
- Apply theories of automotive system fundamentals operation to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during automotive service and repair.
- Demonstrate the safe set-up and operation of diagnostic, hand, special service, and machine tools utilized by standard automotive repair industry.
- Develop diverse skill sets pertaining to the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and performance tasks.
- Demonstrate technical and diagnostic skills while following the proper documentation process as required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement
|AUTO 200||AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS FOR TECHNICIANS||4|
|AUTO 206A||BASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS||4|
|AUTO 201||ENGINE OPERATION & TESTING||6|
|AUTO 206B||AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS||4|
|AUTO 202||AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLES||5|
|AUTO 203||MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, AND DRIVETRAIN||5|
|AUTO 205||AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS||4|
|AUTO 204||AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING||6|
|AUTO 208||ENGINE PERFORMANCE||6|
|AUTO 207||AUTOMOTIVE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING||3|
|BUS 011A||BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS||3|
|BUS 160||SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE||3|
|MIT 101||INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS||4|
Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.